Pool D at the USA Rugby Emirate Airlines Club 7s National Championships features Mystic River, the Chicago Lions, Atlanta Old White and Santa Monica. All four teams return to Nationals from last year and will provide a geographically diverse group of contests.
The Northeast competitors, Mystic River, are one of the favorites in the group. Since combining with Middlesex several years ago, the... Read More
Pool A at the 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airlines Club 7s National Championships will be intense with multiple teams that can put up points this weekend in Commerce City, Colo. The Seattle Saracens come in as one of the favorites, but the Kansas City Blues are poised to challenge the frontrunners this year. After missing out last year, New Orleans makes its return to Nationals and the newcomer... Read More
The NorCal championships provided the final two qualifier berths to Club 7s Nationals this weekend with the Seattle Saracens and Olympic Club claiming the first and second spots respectively.
This is one of the tougher regions to qualify from as the Pacific Northwest is lumped into the NorCal bracket for the berths to nationals. Five teams descended on Northern California with a pair of teams... Read More
The final leg of the Frontier 7s took place in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend. Although Glendale won the tournament, the Kansas City Blues earned the coveted berth to Nationals.
The Utah NDA won the first two tournaments and had qualified for nationals prior to this weekend’s action. Both Kansas City and Denver had finished 2nd in the two prior tournaments and were battling for the 2nd berth.... Read More
Belmont Shore took home the final qualifier at the Santa Monica 7s but the real prize of the weekend was the second spot to club 7s nationals. Santa Monica outlasted OMBAC in the all-important semifinal to clinch the spot in Colorado.
Six teams participated in the final qualifier with the top two advancing to the cup rounds from two groups of three. Belmont Shore earned the top spot in one pool... Read More
The third and final tournament in Northern California before the Pacific North 7s Championships was on Saturday in San Francisco, Calif. at the SFGG 7s. With the qualifying teams to the conference championships already decided, the teams from Northern California used the SFGG 7s for preparation and seeding for the next weekend’s tournament. Life West swept both men’s and women’s divisions gaining... Read More
Ten qualifying tournaments in four regions culminated at the South 7s Championships in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday. A total of 12 men’s and women’s teams from the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, and the True South Rugby Unions competed for the four spots at Nationals in Denver, Colo. on August 13th and 14th. With temperatures nearing 100°F all day, the South 7s Championships ended with Atlanta Old... Read More
Twelve teams entered the Mid-Atlantic 7s Championships in Richmond, Va. with hopes of representing the NCR4 Competitive Region at Nationals on August 13th in Denver, Colo. For the men, Schuylkill River won its second first place finish to earn the top seed in the region and Northern Virginia (NOVA) captured the second seed edging out Rocky Gorge by one point. Scion and NOVA advanced to Nationals... Read More
The second qualifying tournament in the Pacific Northwest, the Roy Lucas 7s, culminated in a Seattle Saracens sweep sealing the Men’s and Women’s tickets to the Pacific North 7s Championships in San Francisco, Calif. in two weeks. The Men’s side was met with little resistance on its way to its second qualifier victory by crushing the Westside Ronin, 47-7, in the cup final. For the women, Seattle... Read More
Eight hours of rugby in Columbia, Md. was cut short on Saturday when lightning and rain stopped the Mid-Atlantic Conference’s Slug 7s just before the cup final matches in the Men’s and Women’s Qualifier division. It was determined that the finalists in each division would share the tournament championship and qualifier points. For the Men, Schuylkill River and Norfolk split the title and the... Read More